Screening at Sag Harbor Cinema Canceled due to COVID-19 Concerns

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An image from Santiago Caicedo’s lush, animated feature “Virus Tropical.”

The Sag Harbor Cinema is sorry to have to announce that, due to the recent spike in recorded coronavirus cases in Suffolk County, it must cancel the in-cinema screening of “Virus Tropical,” originally scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. Online tickets are still available via sagharborcinema.org.

The screening, which was scheduled as part of the 17th OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) Latino Film Festival of Long Island, was to be the first in-person film shown at the Sag Harbor Cinema since the building’s renovation after fire destroyed much of it in 2016.

“Virus Tropical,” an animated feature by Santiago Caicedo, tells the story of Paola Born, who is born into a not-so-conventional family and grows up between Ecuador and Colombia. Paola finds herself unable to fit in any mold, and with a unique feminine vision of the world, she will have to fight against prejudice and struggle for her independence while her universe is struck by a series of crises. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles and based on the graphic novel “Virus Tropical” by PowerPaola.

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